Definitions for pure

Definitions for (adj) pure

Main entry: pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous

Definition: in a state of sexual virginity

Usage: pure and vestal modesty; a spinster or virgin lady; men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal

Main entry: saturated, pure

Definition: (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

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Definition: concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied

Usage: pure science

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Definition: free from discordant qualities

Main entry: unadulterated, thoroughgoing, staring, stark, sodding, utter, complete, everlasting, perfect, arrant, pure, gross, consummate, double-dyed

Definition: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

Usage: an arrant fool; a complete coward; a consummate fool; a double-dyed villain; gross negligence; a perfect idiot; pure folly; what a sodding mess; stark staring mad; a thoroughgoing villain; utter nonsense; the unadulterated truth

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Definition: (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless

Usage: I felt pure and sweet as a new baby- Sylvia Plath; pure as the driven snow

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Definition: free of extraneous elements of any kind

Usage: pure air and water; pure gold; pure primary colors; the violin's pure and lovely song; pure tones; pure oxygen

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